Make a 32 Step Performance Arp in Massive
In part 4 of this month’s series on modulators modulating modulators, learn how add a 32 step performance to your arp in Massive.
This month we’ve looked at how to expand on Massive’s already extensive modulating options by using modulators to modulate other modulators. You can watch the last three parts here (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). In Part 1, Johnny showed us how to create a true 32 step arp in Massive. It involves using two performer tabs and modulating the start and end point of each one to get up to 32 steps. Massive by default only has 16. To add more expressiveness to your arp in NI Massive, you can add a 32 step performance element to it.
First, Johnny goes over how to create the sound in the tutorial and then he creates the arp pattern. Once he has that keyed in, he applies a performer (from an LFO tab) to create a whole new layer of sound. Your arp in Massive can really easily have a gated or plucked effect by modulating your cut off frequency in your filter using the performance you’ve created. Of course to make your performance extend out to 32 steps you need to modulate a modulator to make that happen. And the mystery of how to create a true 32 step arp in Massive has now been solved!